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How to make struffoli-honey drenched balls

Honey drenched pieces of fried dough. A sweet treat to end the holiday festivities.

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What is struffoli? Well, struffoli are little fried pieces of dough coated in honey. Lightly crunchy on the outside and cake like on the inside. It's an Italian dish eaten usually at christmas.

You can find them @ the Italian bakeries during Xmas time. You eat them using your fingers. It stores well too in a cool dry place not the fridge. Just put plastic wrap over it and eat within a week.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Let's start preparing. Lets grate the orange and lemon. We need the zest.

Let's start preparing. Lets grate the orange and lemon. We need the zest.

Yum all done

Yum all done

Take a food processor and add the flour

Take a food processor and add the flour

The lemon zest

The lemon zest

Th orange zest

Th orange zest

The sugar

The sugar

And the baking powder

And the baking powder

To the flour we will next add the softened butter

To the flour we will next add the softened butter

Pulse the butter a few times to combine with the flour before adding the rest of the ingredients

Pulse the butter a few times to combine with the flour before adding the rest of the ingredients

Now that the butter and flour have been pulsed it's time to add the eggs

Now that the butter and flour have been pulsed it's time to add the eggs

The white wine

The white wine

Add the vanilla extract

Add the vanilla extract

Pulse the ingredients Until it comes together and forms a ball

Pulse the ingredients Until it comes together and forms a ball

Take the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator to rest for at least 30- 45 minutes

Take the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator to rest for at least 30- 45 minutes

My dough has rested and I will now open it up and cut the dough into 4 equal sizes

My dough has rested and I will now open it up and cut the dough into 4 equal sizes

I used one pce of the dough

I used one pce of the dough

Take some flour and dust it lightly onto a clean counter

Take some flour and dust it lightly onto a clean counter

My dough is ready to be fried. Add a sprinkling of flour to prevent stickiness.

My dough is ready to be fried. Add a sprinkling of flour to prevent stickiness.

Take a pot and pour enough oil into it. Set it over medium high heat. Bring the temp up to 375deg

Take a pot and pour enough oil into it. Set it over medium high heat. Bring the temp up to 375deg

Deep fry each morsel until browned. This will take a minute or two. Fry them in batches not all at once.

Deep fry each morsel until browned. This will take a minute or two. Fry them in batches not all at once.

Once they have browned remove the dough onto a plate and finish frying the whole batch.

Once they have browned remove the dough onto a plate and finish frying the whole batch.

All the dough has finished frying. It's time to make the sweet sauce to drown these morsels in. Take the honey and pour it into a pot set over medium heat.

All the dough has finished frying. It's time to make the sweet sauce to drown these morsels in. Take the honey and pour it into a pot set over medium heat.

To the honey add the sugar

To the honey add the sugar

And the lemon juice

And the lemon juice

Cook this until the sugar has melted.

Cook this until the sugar has melted.

Once the sugar has melted. Turn off the heat and start adding the fried dough pieces into the honey

Once the sugar has melted. Turn off the heat and start adding the fried dough pieces into the honey

Take a straight bottle and lightly spread some oil on it. Put it on the center of a platter.

Take a straight bottle and lightly spread some oil on it. Put it on the center of a platter.

Take the struffoli and arrange it around the bottle, you know like a wreath.\ud83d\ude01

Take the struffoli and arrange it around the bottle, you know like a wreath.😁

Now let's make it decorative. Add some nonpareils and whatever other dry fruits and nuts you want to add.

Now let's make it decorative. Add some nonpareils and whatever other dry fruits and nuts you want to add.

I also added some Jordan almonds to it. I then drizzled some more of the honey mixture on to my struffoli. Nomnom..let this cool down before eating. \ud83d\ude01\ud83d\ude09

I also added some Jordan almonds to it. I then drizzled some more of the honey mixture on to my struffoli. Nomnom..let this cool down before eating. 😁😉

There you have it struffoli. A delicious Italian dessert. -Adapted from the food network

  • 2.0c Flour
  • 2.0tsp Lemon zest
  • 2.0tsp Orange zest
  • 3.0Tbsp Sugar
  • 0.0tsp baking powder
  • 0.0 stick of Butter
  • 3.0 large eggs
  • 1.0Tbsp dry white wine
  • 1.0tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.0c honey
  • 0.0c sugar
  • 1.0Tbsp lemon juice
  • sprinkles or nonpareils
  • jordan almonds(optional)
  • Candied citron(optional
  • Glazed cherries(optional)